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#31 jamieakers

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:52

To echo the popular consensus...

Windows 7 followed very closely by Windows 2000 Professional. If Windows 2000 could run .NET Framework applications and had ClearType I would probably run it to this day.


#32 MFH

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:01

For a workstation it would be Windows 7 for me.
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#33 cork1958

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:03

What, no poll?

No brainer though. Windows 7 all the way!!

Whether Windows 95 started it all or not, it was still a crash and burn POS, although I'd probably use it over Vista or Me or Windows 8!! I only say that if it was a perfect world and the OS wasn't so old that you basically can't even use it on the net anymore.

#34 margrave

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:12

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#35 hotosega

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:31

Windows 7 was the OS I enjoyed the most. But now I love Windows 8. I love the improvements they made on the back side. Within a few seconds I can log in on my pc and start using it.

#36 Mr Nom Nom's

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:52

Windows 7 and Windows 2000 although I do like Windows 8. Windows 2000 because it finally provided an easier to use Windows NT based system for masses and Windows 7 because it provided the sort of refinement that allowed Windows 8 and future releases to be developed.

#37 StrikedOut

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:53

Win 7 for me but getting to like 8 more and more. Before 7 though I found 2000 to be as solid as a rock.

#38 PGHammer

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:00

Windows 8 - and touch has nit to do with it.

Why? Windows historically has been about versatility; it's been a general-purpose/multipurpose operating environment (3.x/9x) and operating system (NT), and 8 drives that home with a jackhammer.

Given proper hardware support, you can run 8 as a mini (or even not-so-mini) *server* - thanks to Hyper-V. Meanwhile, you can still do practically anything and everything previous flavors could do, and without a real hardware *tax*.

Versatility FTW.

#39 Dutchie64

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:03

win 3.11 for workgroups as it made it so easy to set up a small (business) network. Only the cabling was so bad. If an endconnector wasn't tightly fit, the whole network went down ;-)
win95 as it started the new UI
win2000, much improved over NT
win7, great evolution over XP and Vista
win8, another change in UI. People are stil deciding good or bad ;-)

#40 Nick H.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:06

For the moment I'm still preferring XP. I've moved over to 7 in the past week or two and...well, a lot of things are great (the improved search in the start menu, for one). But there are a lot of things that annoy me about it. My view about it may change in time, but for now I would really like to go back to XP.

#41 LUTZIFER

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:29

Windows 2000
All after Windows 2000 is bloatware and bells and whistles

Yeah, who wants bells and whistles anyways. Just like cars, who'd want one that's faster, uses less gas, has more features, etc. etc.

#42 Angel Blue01

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:43

Windows 2000 by far, it had customization, stability, compatibility and no annoying skins all at the turn of the century.

#43 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:46

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Best Windows ever! Already only for all of the s*** I've been trough with it.

#44 1941

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:50

Windows 7 because it works.

#45 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:50

Has to be Windows 7, its took all the advancements we gained with Vista, added some great additions (Aero Snap for one!) and polished everything nicely.

Must admit I still have a soft spot for Windows XP too.